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August 8th, 2012
10:32 AM ET

Over sixty percent of the U.S. suffering through drought – Alexandra Steele reports

The White House announced $30 million in new drought aid for individuals and businesses yesterday but President Obama doesn't think that will be enough.

The president is pleading with Congress to step up relief for U.S. farmers suffering through the historic drought by passing a $500 billion farm bill.

Experts are now saying that this drought could bring the smallest corn crop in six years, driving up food prices for people all over the world as a result.

CNN's Alexandra Steele explains how long the drought is expected to persist and discusses the effect the conditions are having on farmers and ranchers on Early Start this morning.

Filed under: Drought • Weather
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